To the young D....WAKE UP!
posted at 9/24/2012 7:57 AM EDT
I think these kids were feeling just a little too good about themselves after Week 1, and probably Week 2. Well, you just faced your first real test...and got a big, fat, red 'F'.
Hightower...where were you? Spikes, you made on play all game...though one more than Hightower. McCourty....wow, that was an awful performance. DLine in GENERAL, what happened?
Not only did they not make plays, they couldn't take the plays that were HANDED to them.
Now, I hope this is a reality check, and you guys get back to at least puting in a solid effort. That nonsense last night was NOT even a good effort. It as an embarrassment. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when BB starts going over THAT tape. Nobody is without blame on that side of that ball. If THAT is what this defense is...we were all fooled. The team that played in the first 2 weeks didn't sho up last night. That's totally unnacceptable.
I can deal with losing, but hen a TE is hurdling one guy, and getting patted on the back by a second on the ay to the endzone....no. That's not good enough for a grade school team, nevermind 'professionals'.
So, pick yourselves up off the mat, get back into the film room, watch your mistakes (of which there are P-L-E-N-T-Y), and get back to flying around and hitting people.
Again...Hightower, I'm most disappointed in you. The only time I noticed you was on a TD run where you looked like you were sleep walking, and didn't even engage the blocker who got to yoyu 7 yards down field.
McCourty...you're a close second. I guess your rookie year was a fluke, you're not that good. but, seriously, you're not that bad as you showed last night either.
WAKE UP! 105-4 when leading by 9+ in the 4th....oh, 105-5 now. Better not see another one of those until at least 2014, if ever.